The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website includes publications and tools that are relevant to nursing homes. Our top picks for ergonomics in nursing homes are listed here:
1. Nursing and Residential Care Facilities are a focus of the OSHA National Emphasis Program. Read about this priority within OSHA HERE: OSHA Instruction_National Emphasis Program: Nursing and Residential Care
2. OSHA Guidelines for Nursing Homes This 2009 document from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration describes a positive and effective approach to securing management commitment and employee participation towards a successful safer patient handling program. Lifting and transferring challenges, and potential solutions are highlighted. Application of these principles to ergonomics issues in other nursing home departments, such as maintenance, housekeeping, and food service, are outlined. Helpful case studies are included. Click HERE: OSHA Guidelines for Nursing Homes.
3. OSHA has a large section dedicated to Nursing and Personal Care Facilities. Take a look at it HERE.
4. OSHA now has a biweekly E-News update called OSHA QuickTakes. You can subscribe to it free of charge HERE.